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Re: “Remembering The Warehouse

Seeing this film will be like opening a time capsule for those who were around in those days. The article doesn't mention anything about what was going on in the background while all those legendary musicians were playing at the Warehouse. Just so that the young filmmakers know what was on the minds of their hippie parents when they walked out of the Warehouse and filtered off Tchoupitioulas St. and back to their lives, here are some more facts from the time capsule of 1970 and a few years beyond:

In 1969, the Selective Service draft was in force, and we were still worried about getting drafted to fight in a very unpopular war, US forces were attacking in Laos and Cambodia, war protests grew on U.S. streets, Congress debated Congressional war powers, Kent State college students were shot to death by Ohio National Guardsmen during an anti-war protest on the campus, anti-war protests spread across country, revelations that the original naval "incident" leading to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the expansion of the Viet Nam war was a fraud, the "Weather Underground" exploded a bomb in D.C., LT Calley was convicted for the My Lai Massacre of innocent Vietnamese women and children, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) protest in D.C., massive protests and arrests of 10,000 marchers, rigged presidential elections in Viet Nam, US carried out the heaviest air strikes on North Vietnam since 1968, North Vietnamese launched a major offensive across the DMZ, Nixon retaliated by bombing Hanoi and Haiphong, Nixon mined North Vietnamese harbors without first consulting Congress, Watergate break-in and attempted bugging of the Democratic Party Headquarters, Nixon vetoed the Veteran's Health Care for expanding health care services for veterans and their dependents, official "end" of the Vietnam War. but U.S continued to bomb Laos and Cambodia, finally the House voted for the first time to cut-off Indochina funds. And on it went.

As the music played, other things were on our minds.

Stephen Duplantier
Now living in Costa Rica

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Posted by Telesphore on 12/15/2009 at 6:30 PM

Re: “The New Orleans Burlesque Festival

If there is not yet an oral history of New Orleans Burlesque, there should be. We need the stories of the girls, but also the club owners, the Mafia, barkers, bouncers, B-drinkers, musicians, and patrons--the whole glorious and inglorious spectacle.

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Posted by Telesphore on 09/09/2009 at 5:20 AM

Re: “The Story of Hubig's Pies: Simon Survives

I loved those pies when I was growing up in New Orleans. Have they removed the hydrogenated fats yet? An easy substitution would be palm oil. It's a saturated fat (which is NOT bad for you, despite the misconceptions) and it's non-hydrogenated.

Stephen Duplantier
(now living in Costa Rica--a great place but one where no Hubig's pies are available)

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Telesphore on 07/28/2009 at 5:04 AM

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